What is Eczema?
Eczema refers to a group of dermatology conditions that cause itchy, inflamed, irritated, dry skin that affects more than 31 million Americans from newborns to the elderly.
Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of eczema that causes itchy and painful small fluid-filled blisters on the palms of the hands and fingers and sometimes on the soles of the feet. The blisters usually persist for about 3-4 weeks and then progress to scaly rash. The blisters can recur every few months or so. Topical steroids and emollient creams are often prescribed for dyshidrotic eczema.
Nummular eczema, sometimes referred to at discoid eczema, is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by red scaly coin-shaped lesions on your skin, usually on the arms and legs but can occur on your back and chest. Good skin care is essential for nummular eczema (for all types of eczema, actually). Bathing in lukewarm water (not hot water), moisturizing immediately after your bath or shower, and using a humidifier and dry climates will help ease the discomfort associated with eczema.